Reinventing the École du MAGASIN : welcome to the Ateliers des horizons training program!



Professional multidisciplinary training program / ARTS & SOCIETIES


- a forum for thinking and multidisciplinary proposals

- a principle of collaborative training

- a balance between bodily practice and theory


900 hours of training annually
- 450 on-site hours at MAGASIN des horizons (Grenoble)
- 450 distance-learning hours


3 main areas of concentration :
- Knowledge & Transmission
- Bodies under surveillance
- Collective projects


Target audiences


> Curious minds, persons active in their discipline and/or autodidacts (idea brokers, artists, curious self-learners, activists, therapists, social workers, hackers, feminists, librarians, volunteers, gardeners, etc.)

> People who wish to share their research and experience with members of the group as well as the general public in Grenoble




The goals of Ateliers des horizons


> To foster reflection on social changes, evolving professional practices, and the political challenges faced by the cultural, social, and educational sectors…
> To question the methods of transmitting knowledge, processes of education, and professional practices, while facilitating the cross-pollination of professional and disciplinary tools and networks
> To experience group work and cooperation
> To design, test, and implement new forms of teaching / sharing / practicing / exchanging knowledge (or experience) accessible to diverse audiences and applicable in a variety of disciplinary fields




Physical training (mountaineering, dance, yoga, tai chi, hiking…) for every ability level

Collective toolkit: work methodology and team operating rules; cooperative and collaborative work tools, including software, that facilitate individual and collective distance learning (Slack platform)

Theoretical and practical courses with in-house instructors and guest speakers

> Cultural practice: exhibitions, concerts, shows, meetings with other cultural actors

Reading, screening, and audio-playback of documentary materials

> Cross-disciplinary tools from the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, formal sciences, visual arts, and performance arts; pooling the skills and experiences of every participant and their respective disciplinary area
> Contribution to the conception of parts of the training program (guest speaker proposals, event organization, etc…).





Training schedule 


> 3 three-month-long segments (April–May– June // September–October–November // January– February–March) dedicated to :

- 6 to 7 three-day-long sessions every 15 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). The seminars take place for the most part in Grenoble. Some may be scheduled at other locations in France and in Europe (the UK, Belgium)

- time devoted to individual and group distance work (online work, videoconferences, listening sessions, reading assignments…)


On-site activities :

- Theoretical seminars or practical workshops conducted by guest instructors or in partnership with other cultural facilities in the region (CCN2 – Centre Chorégraphique National in Grenoble; the Pacifique | CDC – Centre de développement chorégraphique, etc.)
- Physical training sessions conducted by professional trainers (dance, somatic practices, yoga, walking, singing…)
- Cultural field trips (exhibitions, shows, conferences, meetings…)
- A rolling research seminar conducted by a tutor
- Public presentations developed and organized by the group of participants


Distance learning :

- Group work via a collaborative internet platform

- Reading assignments, video and audio materials

- Independent research supervised by a facilitator


NB : As their training progresses, participants are asked to contribute to the conception of parts of the program, such as the choice of guest speakers (proposals, event organization, etc.).




Training staff


Béatrice Josse - director

Peggy Pierrot - tutor

Charlotte Lejeune - professional training coordinator


Our contributors in 2019-2020 :

Elizabeth Hale & Tiphaine Kazi Tani / Aude Marcia / Fanny Verrax / 

Françoise Vergès... 


Our contributors in 2018-2019 :

Jordi Gali / Birgitta Ralston / Pamina de Coulon / Tiphaine Kazi-Tani & Hélène Mourrier / Barbara Matjicevic / Chloé Delaume / Annie Amoureux / Olivier Chambon /...


Our contributors in 2017 :

Naïm Aït-Sidhoum (architect) / Philippe Artières (historian) / Sam Bourcier (sociologist and queer activist) / Olivier Chambon aka Babozor (computer programmer and hacker) / Antoine Depaulis and Laurent Vercueil (neuro-scientists) / Julie Desprairies (choreographer) / CCSTI - Fab Lab de la Casemate / Association Fusées (culture, local development) / Vanina Géré (art historian) / Happy Shala (yoga) / Latifa Laâbissi (choreographer and dancer) / La Maison de l’Image / Jean-Charles Massera (author) / Kobe Matthys (artist) / Ibrahim Mahama (artist) / Emilie Notéris (author) / Rachid Ouramdane (dancer, choreographer, co-director of CCN2)...




The Ateliers des horizons offer independent professional training and do not issue college credits or university diplomas. A certificate of participation is issued once the training is completed.

Tuition fees:

- 600 euros if you receive support or specific aid by your employer (public or private) or an other organisation, regardless of your situation (employee, freelance worker..)

- 300 euros if you pay the fee with your own capital regardless of your situation.

The MAGASIN des horizons does not grant bursaries, nor does it provide associates with accommodation. However, our team is happy to offer advice with finding accommodation and getting started in Grenoble.


For more info

download the Bilingual AHZ brochure / Year 2020-21 (.pdf)

... and see how you can apply here!



04 76 21 95 84


MAGASIN-CNAC is a non-profit organization chaired by Mrs Anne-Marie Charbonneaux, subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication–D.R.A.C. Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes, the Région Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes, the Département de l’Isère, the Ville de Grenoble.


Ateliers des horizons receive support from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication–D.R.A.C. Rhône-Alpes, and the Région Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes.